KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Family Returns Home After Fire



Bookmark and Share

A Valley Springs family is back home Sunday night after a fire destroyed their home three weeks ago. On Mar. 9 fire crews were called to the home on 484th Avenue just after 12 p.m. When they arrived there was smoke and flames coming from the garage of the home. Flames quickly spread through the entire house, leaving the Boheman family with nothing.

“It was pretty traumatic watching it burn,” said Chad Boheman.

On a windy and cold day in March, the Boheman family could do nothing but watch their home slowly burn to the ground. And they were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

"You don’t know what to do, where to go, who to call or anything,” said Boheman.

For the past three weeks, Boheman said he and his family have been staying in a hotel. Instead of using insurance money to stay there any longer, they bought a camper, which now sits behind their charred home.

"Now it's the process of finding a home builder, that can do a floor plan to go by, and then get started on it,” said Boheman.

And it is a painful reminder of what once was there.
 
"The hardest part is looking at that burnt up house out there,” Boheman said. “My wife and I just got done remodeling the whole place and the whole outside. We started with the bedrooms and my daughter got to sleep in her new room for one night."

But it’s better than living in a hotel Boheman said, and they are happy to be back on their land. Their 6-year-old daughter Tasha can run around, even their dogs Gizmo and Lady, who survived the fire, are back home where they belong. All thanks to the help they’ve received from the community.
 
"Support we've had a lot of that, but I don't know about good luck,” Boheman said.

Luck the Boheman family hopes will change now that they are finally home and all back together again.
     
Boheman said the Valley Spring Fire Department would be burning down the rest of the house and using it for a practice exercise for fire fighters. Once the home is gone and it gets a little warmer outside, the family hopes to rebuild and get their lives back to normal.

On April 6, the Brandon VFW will hold a benefit for the Boheman family. Then on April 13, form 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. East Side Lutheran church is having a bake sale and suppe
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Labor Day Weekend Travels Increase  story with video

Every year, millions of Americans take a long weekend to celebrate the men ...

Spearfish Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure

Spearfish Police have arrested 32-year-old Joshua Michael Himrich of Spearfish on four counts of ...

Rapid City Schools Receive Cultural Grant

The Rapid City Public School Foundation has received a $178,000 grant to ...

Lead Woman Pleads Guilty In Child Rape  Aug. 30

SF Ranked High For Job Seekers Over 50  Aug. 30

Rapid City Gets Search And Rescue Dog  Aug. 30

SD Publishing House Earns Wilder Book  Aug. 30

SD U.S. Senate Candidates Debate At Fair  Aug. 29

17th Annual LifeLight Begins Despite Rain   story with video  Aug. 29

Medical Marijuana Protest Held In Huron   Aug. 29

South Dakota State Fair In Full Swing  Aug. 29

Social Media Guidelines For Teachers  story with video  Aug. 29

Iowa Packing Company Ordered To Pay For Violations  Aug. 29

South Dakota Settles Lawsuit Against Omnicare  Aug. 29

Rosholt Ethanol Plant Operating After 18 Months  Aug. 29

Child Immunization Rates Up In South Dakota  Aug. 29

Bomber Crews In ND, SD Learn From One Another  Aug. 29

Upgrading Pierre Stadium Would Cost $1.2 Million  Aug. 29

Laura And Kevin Preview This Weekend's Movies  story with video  Aug. 29

Mock-Ups Announced To Fix 'Ripple Effect'   story with video  Aug. 28

KDLT News Archive
     

Social Media Guidelines For Teachers  story with video

A California school teacher is facing criticism ...

Medical Marijuana Protest Held In Huron

While there doesn't seem to be a ton of open support for ...

17th Annual LifeLight Begins Despite Rain   story with video

The first acts are already playing to crowds of thousands Friday evening. ...

South Dakota State Fair In Full Swing  Aug. 29

Upgrading Pierre Stadium Would Cost $1.2 Million  Aug. 29

South Dakota Settles Lawsuit Against Omnicare  Aug. 29

Bomber Crews In ND, SD Learn From One Another  Aug. 29

Child Immunization Rates Up In South Dakota  Aug. 29

KDLT News Archive
     

Missouri Expects Challenge From SDSU  story with video

When FBS teams like Missouri play games against the FCS, the idea is to get another home ...

Coyotes & Jacks Aim For Summit Tournament  story with video

The college volleyball season is kicking off in earnest today ...

Football Friday (8-29-14)  story with video

The 2014 high school football season is underway, and Football Friday is ...

Birds, Kye Winter win home finale  Aug. 28

Adrian wins big to start football season  story with video  Aug. 28

Vikes finish exhibition schedule 4-0  story with video  Aug. 28

USD prepared for track meet at Oregon  story with video  Aug. 28

Augie Vikings feeling more confident  story with video  Aug. 28

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top